Wrongful death refers to a lawsuit which alleges that the victim was killed as a result of the negligent conduct or misdeeds of another. Often wrongful death suits arise as a result of auto accidents, personal injury accidents, workplace accidents, dangerous or defective products, or other accidents, fault or injuries.
Where the reckless, careless or negligent acts of another are the legal or proximate cause of the wrongful death of a decedent, his or her actions are often subject to personal injury and/or wrongful death lawsuits. The loss of a family member due to an accident or injury causes great pain, and turmoil as well as unimaginable loss within a family. Often the loss and confusion leaves the decedents family feeling powerless, and many questions unanswered.
While hiring a Milwaukee wrongful death lawyer in the aftermath of a tragic loss may seem relatively unimportant in the face of such a severe loss, hiring the right lawyer is a critical decision that may dramatically affect the lives of the surviving spouse and family members.
Unfortunately, a person or companies responsible for causing death are frequently not held accountable due to the failure of surviving family members to institute prompt legal action. All too often, critical evidence is destroyed in the days and weeks following a fatal accident, and complex Wisconsin state laws governing wrongful death may eliminate the possibility of recovery or bar legal action when certain legal criteria or time limitations are not satisfied. Surviving family members are strongly urged to consult with a wrongful death attorney immediately. An experienced personal injury lawyer appreciates the complex legal issues, as well as the powerful emotional trauma involved in a wrongful death claim.
An experienced wrongful death lawyer will vigilantly represent the rights of the victim, while assisting the surviving family members in a responsible, yet understanding manner. He or she can assist the members of the estate by providing the family of a wrongful death victim with information regarding the practical and legal aspects of personal injury law and wrongful death claims, as well as survivor actions, Social Security Disability and widow's benefits.
Call and speak to one of our wrongful death lawyers today at 414-273-7777 or toll free at 877-212-7245.